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Double NASA's Budget to 1% of the US Budget

Double NASA's Budget to 1% of the US Budget

    1. John Zeller
    2. Petition by

      John Zeller

      Corvallis, OR

Sign this petition, then share our website: http://www.penny4nasa.org

President Obama released his budget for NASA in February. NASA and all of its programs are of hugely great importance to our national technological capabilities, economic capacities, and cutting edge innovations. If you disagree, just take a look at the spinoffs document that NASA publishes each year (http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/). The technologies that NASA research has led to that we take for granted every day include, but are certainly not limited to: Lasik surgery scratch resistant lenses, Cordless power tools, Water filters/purification, CAT scanners, Satellite television, Invisible braces, Adjustable smoke detectors, the drive to miniaturize electronics…

Currently, NASA’s budget only represents about half of one penny of every dollar spent by the United States government annually. We are calling to have NASA’s budget increased to one penny on the dollar. That’s it, as crazy as that sounds, it is still only 1 penny of every dollar spent annually. As Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson says, “Right now, NASA's annual budget is half a penny on your tax dollar. For twice that—a penny on a dollar—we can transform the country from a sullen, dispirited nation, weary of economic struggle, to one where it has reclaimed its 20th century birthright to dream of tomorrow.”

Sign this petition to let your Congresspersons know that you want NASA’s budget doubled to 1 penny on the dollar. Find your Congressional Representatives and Senators by going here: http://www.whoismyrepresentative.com/

Tell them that:
• You are a constituent of theirs
• That you would like your Congressperson to request that NASA’s budget be doubled, to 1%
• And, that you would like your Congressperson to turn in a Programmatic Funding Request to the Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee of the Approprations Committee on the Committee’s website (http://appropriations.house.gov)

For more information on contacting your representative, please go here: http://www.penny4nasa.org/?q=congress

Also, share this on Facebook and Twitter! #Penny4NASA

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Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Neil deGrasse Tyson asks us how much the universe is worth; the Web respond

      John Zeller
      Petition Organizer

      The Washington Post has covered us! National News coverage is going to keep our momentum going!

    3. 1200 Signatures!

      John Zeller
      Petition Organizer

      1200 signatures is a huge increase from yesterday when we had just 130, keep up the amazing work! Sooner or later, they will have to hear our resounding demands.

    4. Reached 1,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Olivia Bolling KENNESAW, GA
      • about 1 month ago

      Education and space exploration will help us learn more about ourselves, our planet, and the universe. We can't cut this tremendously important program.

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    • Lucian Savage GLENDALE, AZ
      • about 1 month ago

      Nasa represents tomorrow.

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    • Tal Dohn ANN ARBOR, MI
      • 2 months ago

      I want to see another grand feat from humanity that will inspire generations.

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    • Michael Heyes BOLTON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 months ago

      its not just important to me but the entire human race also....sooner space is colonized the less we will kill each other over land......as much

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    • Tony Krautbauer HANKINSON, ND
      • 2 months ago

      This may save our lives one day.

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